7th Edition

Floyd Vogt

ISBN-13: 9781337798198
Copyright 2020 | Published
1040 pages | List Price: USD $243.95

Refine the skills needed to become an accomplished professional carpenter with the in-depth coverage and practical applications found in CARPENTRY, Seventh Edition. This bestseller by well-known expert Floyd Vogt presents the intricate system of contemporary light frame building construction using reader-friendly, step-by-step procedures. Content follows the logical path of a residential project, using thorough explanations, easy-to-follow diagrams, and dynamic real-world visuals to explore building plans, sitework and layout, footings and foundations, framing, interior and exterior surfaces, cabinetry, and more. The new edition features essential information on traditional construction, as well as today's latest practices, including contemporary safety tools and techniques, use of alternative construction such as concrete forms, and "green" building techniques. This edition also includes additional emphasis on how techniques apply to commercial drawings and construction. From building layout through finishing with trim carpentry, each section features step-by-step procedures and photo-realistic drawings for key carpentry jobs, along with tips of the trade and insights into today's industry. In addition, a new online MindTap provides interactive learning tools ideal for today's learners, making it even easier for you to prepare for success as a professional carpenter.


UNIT 1. Wood and Lumber.
1. Wood.
2. Lumber.
UNIT 2. Engineered Panels.
3. Rated Plywood and Panel.
4. Nonstructural Panels.
UNIT 3. Engineered Lumber Products.
5. Laminated Veneer Lumber.
6. Parallel Strand Lumber and Laminated Strand Lumber.
7. Wood I-Joists.
8. Glue-Laminated Lumber.
UNIT 4. Fasteners.
9. Nails, Screws, and Bolts.
10. Anchors and Adhesives.
UNIT 5. Hand Tools.
11. Layout Tools.
12. Boring and Cutting Tools.
13. Fastening and Dismantling Tools.
UNIT 6. Portable Power Tools.
14. Saws, Drills, and Drivers.
15. Planes, Routers, and Sanders.
16. Fastening Tools.
UNIT 7. Stationary Power Tools.
17. Circular Saw Blades.
18. Radial Arm and Miter Saws.
19. Table Saws.
UNIT 8. Jobsite Safety and Scaffolds.
20. Jobsite Safety and Construction Aids.
21. Scaffolds.
UNIT 9. Architectural Plans and Building Codes.
22. Understanding Architectural Plans.
23. Floor Plans.
24. Sections and Elevations.
25. Plot and Foundation Plans.
26. Building Codes and Zoning Regulations.
UNIT 10. Building Layout.
27. Leveling and Layout Tools.
28. Laying Out Foundation Lines.
UNIT 11. Concrete Form Construction.
29. Foundations and Concrete.
30. Flatwork Forms.
31. Vertical Formwork.
32. Concrete Stair Forms.
33. Foundation Damp Proofing and Termite Control.
UNIT 12. Floor Framing.
34. Wood Frame Construction.
35. Layout and Construction of the Floor Frame.
UNIT 13. Exterior Wall Framing.
36. Exterior Wall Frame Parts.
37. Framing the Exterior Wall.
UNIT 14. Interior Rough Work.
38. Interior Partitions and Ceiling Joists.
39. Backing, Blocking, and Furring.
40. Steel Framing.
UNIT 15. Roof Framing.
41. Roof Types and Terms.
42. Gable and Shed Roofs.
43. Trussed Roofs.
UNIT 16. Advanced Roof Framing.
44. Hip Roofs.
45. Intersecting Roofs.
46. Advanced Roofing Details.
47. Value Engineering.
UNIT 17. Stair Framing.
48. Stairways and Stair Design.
49. Stair Layout and Construction.
UNIT 18. Insulation and Ventilation.
50. Thermal and Acoustical Insulation.
51. Condensation and Ventilation.
UNIT 19. Roofing.
52. Asphalt Shingles and Tile Roofing.
53. Wood Shingles and Shakes.
54. Flashing.
UNIT 20. Windows.
55. Window Terms and Types.
56. Window Installation and Glazing.
UNIT 21. Exterior Doors.
57. Door Frame Construction and Installation.
58. Door Fitting and Hanging.
59. Installing Exterior Door Hardware.
UNIT 22. Siding and Cornice Construction.
60. Siding Types and Sizes.
61. Applying Vertical and Horizontal Siding.
62. Wood Shingle and Shake Siding.
63. Aluminum and Vinyl Siding.
64. Cornice Terms and Design.
65. Gutters and Downspouts.
UNIT 23. Decks, Porches, and Fences.
66. Deck and Porch Construction.
67. Fence Design and Erection.
UNIT 24. Drywall Construction.
68. Gypsum Board.
69. Single-Layer and Multilayer Drywall Application.
70. Concealing Fasteners and Joints.
UNIT 25. Wall Paneling and Ceiling Finish.
71. Types of Wall Paneling.
72. Application of Wall Paneling.
73. Ceramic Tile.
74. Ceilings.
UNIT 26. Finish Floors.
75. Description of Wood Finish Floors.
76. Laying Wood Finish Floor.
77. Underlayment and Resilient Tile.
UNIT 27. Interior Doors and Door Frames.
78. Description of Interior Doors.
79. Installation of Interior Doors and Door Frames.
UNIT 28. Interior Trim.
80. Description and Application of Molding.
81. Application of Door Casings, Base, and Window Trim.
UNIT 29. Stair Finish.
82. Description of Stair Finish.
83. Finishing Open and Closed Staircases.
84. Balustrade Installation.
UNIT 30. Cabinets and Countertops.
85. Cabinet Design and Installation.
86. Cabinet Construction.

  • Floyd Vogt

    Floyd Vogt is a sixth-generation carpenter and contractor. His family operated a small business devoted to all phases of home construction, and he began working in the family business at age 15. After completing a B.A. in chemistry at the State University of New York College at Oneonta, Mr. Vogt returned to the field as a self-employed remodeler. In 1985 he began teaching in the carpentry program at the State University of New York, Delhi. He has taught many courses, including light framing, advanced framing, math, energy-efficient construction, finish carpentry, finish masonry, and estimating. Mr. Vogt is currently a professor emeritus in the construction design-build management bachelor's degree program, where his course responsibilities included residential construction, AutoCAD, construction seminar, and physical science applications. He has also served as a carpentry regional coordinator for Skills-USA and as a post-secondary Skills-USA student advisor. Mr. Vogt is the co-author of CARPENTRY, and he is a member of a local town board.

  • New and updated photos throughout the text (and especially in the chapter on roof shingles) help familiarize readers with current tools, techniques, and worksites they may encounter as real-world professionals.

  • A new chapter on value engineering focuses on assessing various methods of framing to determine the most cost-effective approach.

  • Each chapter now concludes with additional review questions to provide further reinforcement of key ideas and enable students to better assess their understanding.

  • The author has added and updated numerous code references and information on green practices and materials, giving readers a current understanding of today's industry.

  • Revised learning objectives align chapter content to the essential concepts and current practices readers will need to master for professional success.

  • Many chapters conclude with a description of an estimating process, followed by an "Estimating Formula" graphic with an example of shorthand estimating, making this vital process more user-friendly and allowing readers to practice applying what they have learned.

  • Each unit features "Going Green Tips" that highlight use of environmental resources and green building techniques, providing a valuable focus on sustainability and eco-friendly architecture.

  • Abundant, full-color photos and helpful, realistic illustrations visually showcase key elements of residential construction, helping readers make practical connections between fundamental theory and real-world applications.

  • Engaging, memorable visuals of live construction sites provide a helpful understanding of how contemporary jobsites operate, making it easier to connect classroom learning to professional practice.

  • "Tricks of the Trade" tips and insights provide useful advice to make common on-the-job tasks easier and help readers save valuable time.

  • Engaging "Success Stories" open each section with a detailed look at the day-to-day job of a carpenter, sharing real-world accomplishments attained through dedication and education.

  • To build excitement and help familiarize readers with today's industry, an opening chapter provides a broad overview of residential construction, covering topics such as business practices, ethical and legal issues, career goals, customer service, and construction trends, as well as trade-specific career goals and career profiles of professionals working in the field.

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